Archive for November, 2010

Machu Picchu: Stepping Into a Postcard

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

My husband and I made a trip to Machu Picchu Peru back in April, and this week, my travel story on the trip was featured on the awesome travel site, TravelSquire.com.

The story, “Stepping Into a Postcard,” covers our trip flying in from Lima to Cusco, and then taking a taxi and train to the town of Aguas Calientes at the base of the Machu Picchu mountain. I’ve traveled a lot, but this was one of the coolest, magical and adventurous-feeling trips I’ve ever taken. Check out the full story on TravelSquire for tips on how to make your trip as good as—or even better than—ours.

—Amy

My Chat with Christina Aguilera (Yep, That’s Her!)

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

One of the most fun pieces I have out this month is my new cover interview with singer Christina Aguilera. It appears in the December 2010 issue of In Style UK magazine. Though, when I first saw it, I couldn’t believe that was Christina on the cover! (It is.)

I interviewed Christina in what she calls the “salon” of her house—which is ultimately a big room full of clothing racks, shoe shelves and salon chairs with mirrors. The whole story is not posted online, so I guess you’ll have to pick up the issue to read the full interview. Or, you can click on that image above and at least read the first page. And, I mean, why wouldn’t you? (Ha.)

—Amy

How I Got Over Food Guilt

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Have you ever found yourself talking about how “bad” you were for what you ate? Or how “good” you were trying to be so you could fit into some cute outfit? Well, this month, I write about how I got sick of hearing myself say those same things, and tried to figure out why we make such moral judgments on the food we eat.

Check out the full-page story, How I Got Over My Food Guilt on Health.com.

I hope it helps you address any guilt you might feel too. Personally, I think good things can sometimes come from not pressuring yourself to be “good” every single dang second of every single day.

—Amy